Unsolved Murders


Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 20 Jan 1903

Place: Wood Street, Deansgate

The skeletal remains of a person were found under the flags in the cellar of a house that was being demolished in Wood Street, Deansgate.

The remains included a skull, a thigh bone and a couple of smaller bones and were thought to have been there for about 30 years.

The property itself had been empty for the previous six months.

The doctor who carried out the post-mortem said that he thought that the remains were those of a man based on the appearance of the femur and that the person had probably been about 5ft. 6in.

He said that there was nothing to indicate the cause of death an open verdict was returned.

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see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 20 January 1903